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September 14, 2001

The war on terrorism
Tracking down those responsible for Tuesday's acts of carnage should be only the start of the civilized world's broader battle against modern terrorism.

And now, Gabrielle
Americans are understandably focused on the aftermath of terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington D.C., especially on the search for survivors. Those of us living on Florida's west coast should also take some time to prepare for the potential threat from Tropical Storm Gabrielle.

In showing our colors, America shows its unity
For two days on my television I watched horror unfold and felt the pain for those dead and dying and for the family members waiting for their loved ones who will never come home.  

Taking jobs, alienating customers
For weeks Americans have been told that the outsourcing of high-tech jobs is good for our economy. So said Greg Mankiw, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers in a recent report signed by President Bush. So, too, writes Thomas Friedman of the New York Times in articles praising the rise of call centers in India used for everything from making airline reservations and reading medical X-ray films to providing tech support for American computer firms.

Philip Gailey: Democrats fall off campaign finance reform wagon
Well, what do you know. Soft money is back, and it's making hypocrites of all those Democrats who fervently championed the McCain-Feingold campaign reform law, not to mention those Republicans who objected to the law's restrictions on issue advocacy.

Bill Maxwell: Who is for the farm worker?
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is touting legislation to improve the lives of Florida's 300,000-plus farm workers, who endure institutional and systemic injustices each day in our fields and groves and their personal lives.

Robyn E. Blumner: For some defendants, an American gulag
In Bernard Malamud's masterpiece The Fixer, inmate Yakov Bok was subjected to psychological torture in a Soviet gulag through the humiliations of constant shackling and repeated strip searches.

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